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Running reaches crossroads as Nike-led footwear arms race infects mainstream | Jonathan Liew

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

From Olympic and world records down to Parkruns, Nike's Vaporfly is sole technology thriving while a sport's soul decays There was a guy at Parkrun, the weekend before last, wearing a pair of lime-green Vaporflys on the start line. At least he looked suitably sheepish about it: pointedly ignoring the sharp whispers, the discreet pointing, the gentle ribbing from his running club mates. With its clownish platform heels and lurid alien colour scheme, the Vaporfly is not a shoe for blending into the crowd. Even in a field of 600 anonymous runners, the eye is always going to be drawn to the...
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